Avigilon has introduced what it claims to be enhanced bandwidth efficiency to its cameras with the introduction of HDSM SmartCodec technology.
This technology automatically detects activity levels in multiple regions of a scene to optimise compression levels, reducing bandwidth and storage consumption while maintaining high image detail of areas with important information. When activated the technology can reduce bandwidth by up to 50 per cent compared to standard H.264 compression, according to the manufacturer.
Combined with Avigilon’s Idle Scene Mode, the patented High Definition Stream Management technology provides enhanced bandwidth management across the entire system.
All new H4A, H4 ES, H4 PTZ and H4 SL cameras include HDSM SmartCodec technology, and a free firmware download is available for previously installed cameras. The remaining H4 camera lines will integrate HDSM SmartCodec technology in the near future.